Archive for the ‘Sapsali’ Category
medium body sized shaggy dog, which roots comes from Korea. The Sapsali take its name from the Korean gae (meaning “dog”) or the suffix ee/i, but is most commonly romanized as “Sapsaree“. Traditionally, these dogs were believed to dispel ghosts and evil spirits. Sapsaree, just like Korean Jindo dog, is designated as a National Treasure (No.368) in 1992 by the Korean Government.
medium sized and slightly longer than tall. Their adult coat is long and abundant, and comes in various colors including solid and/or mixed shades of black, golden yellowish-blonde, reddish-orange, browns, and salt-and-pepper greys. Their hair falls over the eyes in the same manner as that of the Old English Sheepdog.
Although Sapsaree resemble herding dogs, they appear to have been bred exclusively as house dogs; their ‘work’ is spiritual rather than physical. Male: 50–58 cm (20-23 in) / 18–28 kg (40-62 lbs). Female: 48–55 cm (19-22 in) / 16–25 kg (35-55 lbs)